Player Profile: Duane Bailey

Introducing

Duane Bailey

Player Profile:

Name: Duane Benjamin BAILEY

D.O.B. 28th October 1991

Education: Attended Freyberg Memorial Primary School 1996 to 2002

Attended Rangeview Intermediate School 2003 to 2004

Attending Mt Albert Grammar School, Year 12

Subjects: Travel & Tourism, English, Maths, Physical Education, Business Management

Height: 195cm

Weight: 95kg

Age: 16 years

Ethnicity: New Zealander Maori

Goals for Future Employment:

Personal Trainer, Physical Education Teacher, Video Editor, Physiotherapy

Interests: Basketball

Music

Food

Sport

Fitness

Computer

Sports Played: 1996-2001 Rugby League for Te Atatu Roosters

1998-2002 Freyberg Memorial Basketball Team playing

at Corbans in Henderson

2003-2004 Rangeview Intermediate School Basketball

Team & then joining Massey Basketball Association

2005 – 2007 Mt Albert Grammar Premier Basketball

Team, presently playing

2005 – 2007 Mt Albert Grammar U17 Basketball, presently

playing

2003-2007 Massey Basketball Association U14, U16, U17 Representative Team, presently playing

2007-2008 NZ Junior Tall Black, NZ Breakers Academy

Trophies: 24

Medals: 12

Certificates: Several

Introduction to Duane Bailey

Duane is a keen basketball player. He was first playing rugby league when he was 6 years old and also played basketball for his primary school. When Duane turned 10 he decided he wanted to concentrate completely on basketball and focused on this 100%. When playing for his intermediate school he was approached to play for Massey Basketball Association. Duane presently is now playing for Waitakere Basketball Association as an U19 representative player, and plays for the Mt Albert Grammar Premier Team, as well as U19 basketball for his school.

Academically Duane is studying this year as a Year 12 student and is studying English, Business Management, Mathematics, Physical Education and Travel & Tourism.

At present, Duane trains every night per week, except Thursdays, having a game on Friday, Saturday and Sundays for the NZ Junior Breakers Academy in conjunction with the NZ Junior Tall Blacks Programme. At present he is home staying on the North Shore to complete this 10 week programme.

Duane’s Calendar for 2008

January 2008

– Duane travelled to Port Macquarie to compete in a basketball tournament in Australia, 2 weeks duration.

– Duane attended a NZ Junior Tall Black, BBNZ high performance camps

February 2008

– Duane travelled to Wellington to play a basketball National

tournament for the U21 Waitakere Basketball Association

– Duane travelled to Palmerston North for a BBNZ High Performance Camp

March 2008

– Travelled to Germany with the NZ Junior Tall Blacks for the Albert Schweitzer Tournament.

– Duane attended two NZ Junior Tall Black high performance camps

April to July 2008

– Home staying on the North Shore for 10 weeks

June 2008

– Duane travelled to Tauranga for the U19 National basketball

tournament for Waitakere Basketball Association

July/August 2008

– Will travel to Adelaide, Australia (1 week) to compete

with Australia for placement in World Championships in 2009

October 2008

– Duane to attend a BBNZ high performance camp

December 2008

– Duane would like to compete in a basketball tournament in

Texas and other cities for approximately 20 days, to travel

with the Horizon Sports Events in Australia.

History on Duane Bailey

Duane Bailey was approached by Mr Grant Moore, President of Massey Basketball Association when Duane was 12 years old. Duane at this age was 6ft and played basketball for his school only. Duane was then coached by Mr Doe Williams, and through this level of coaching developed his basketball skills to a stage where people were noticing potential in Duane on the basketball court. Duane has always been a tall child and is a mature and friendly boy.

Duane then commenced schooling at Mt Albert Grammar and was selected for the Premier Basketball Team for the school in his first year of attendance, achieving a prize, the Silver Lion badge, at the end of his first year. Mr Ollie Bryce is Duane’s basketball coach for Mt Albert Grammar (reference enclosed). Duane has come a long way learning skills and communication/leadership qualities through Mr Ollie Bryce and due to this level of coaching has now been selected for placement in the NZ Junior Tall Black’s. Duane was one of the younger players of this team and was playing with players older than himself.

At present in 2008, Duane is still playing basketball in the Premier League for his school, but the commitments he has had with the Breakers Academy has intervened, so Duane has not played for his team for approximately 1.5 months, when the 10 weeks programme has finalised he will them be released to play for his club (Waitakere Basketball Association) and Mt Albert Grammar School.

Duane’s Goals

Duane would like to achieve a high level of one day being a Tall Black for New Zealand and if his potential exceeds this, an NBA basketballer when he is of the age where he can do this. To achieve this he is required to play as many games as he can to develop his basketball/leadership skills and gain the experience that is required to be the best that he can. Also with this in mind, Duane is studying hard at his school academics to achieve academically as well. Duane does realise he needs to have excellent school achievements to pursue such a career.

Mum’s Words of Hope for Duane

Duane is and always has been a great wonderful boy and I hope for him exceedingly that he reaches his goals and full potential of what he can do in his life. I can definitely see the potential Duane has in his basketball skills and would not be trying to create such opportunities for him if I did not think this, as we are a one income family and this is a huge task to fully fund myself. I wish Duane every success for the bright future that he has ahead of him.

Costing’s for Duane for 2008

Port Macquarie January 2008 $2500.00

Duane attended a NZ Junior Tall Black high

performance camp including flights to Palmerston North $ 480.00

Duane travelled to Wellington to play a basketball

National tournament for the U21 Waitakere Basketball

Association $ 598.00

Duane travelled to Germany with the NZ Junior Tall Blacks

for a basketball tournament for the Albert Schweitzer

Tournament. $3250.00

Duane attended two NZ Junior Tall Black high performance

camps $600.00

Home staying in conjunction with JTB Programme $2000.00

Duane travelled to Tauranga for the U19 National

Basketball Tournament for Waitakere Basketball

Association $504.00

Will travel to Adelaide, Australia (1 week) to compete

with Australia for placement in World Championships in

2009 $2500.00

Duane to attend a high performance camp in October $380.00

Duane would like to compete in a basketball tournament in

Texas and other cities for approximately 20 days with

the Horizon Sports Events, Australia. 6000.00

Uniform purchases 200.00

Basketball Shoes for 2008 500.00

Gym Fees for year 416.00

Nutritional supplements 500.00

$20428.00

The above costing’s are what I have recorded so far. If you can assist us in any way we would be ever so grateful.

If you would like to sponsor and fund Duane in any way please contact us by email= aikho@bwc.org.nz or ring us by mobile= 021 555 504 or office= 912 2991.

Thank you and best of luck to Duane and his family in the upcoming years.




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